The school, featured in a recent edition of YM magazine, is filled with students who are admitted addicts. Each has a disturbing story to tell. One is 15-year-old Caitlin, who says that she is marking off just under seven months of sobriety. "I started drinking and smoking weed when I was 11 years old," Caitlin said.
The most engaging and memorable conversations that I have ever had took place just a few weeks ago. I was on my way home from rehab. Not for me, but for my girlfriend, Mikayla. Her father and I had dropped her off at a rehabilitation facility in Opelousas. For the past two years Mikayla has been addicted to opiates that she was prescribed for her anxiety.
She stays there for three weeks before moving back to Reno, Nevada where her mother, step-father, and two siblings live. She becomes driven by desire for crystal meth and manages to find connections. As time goes by she becomes more and more addicted and gets to a point where she is always high on something and never crashes. As well as finding meth, she also finds a boy, Brendan, and another boy, Chase. Brendan turns out to be not as nice as she originally thought, and it is only after she falls madly in love with Chase that she discovers she is unwillingly pregnant will Brendan’s child.
Neurological Disorder Case Study - Meningitis The nurse is caring for a 21-year-old female college student who presents to the emergency department (ED) with complaints of “bad” headache pain, nausea, vomiting and neck tightening. She states, “My sinuses were bothering me last week, but I thought I was getting better until this morning.” No past surgical history noted, has recurrent sinus infections, and denies drug use, but is a social drinker on the weekends. Physical assessment findings are as follows: T – 100.8 F, P – 104, R – 24, B/P – 122/78 Alert and oriented X3 – person, place and time with periods of confusion and agitation over last 4 hours Lung sounds slightly diminished at the bases Mucous membranes dry and capillary refill <3 seconds Assessment of cranial nerve XI elicited severe pain response Pain to neck worsening and unequal pupillary responses are noted 4 hours after admission Lumbar puncture was prescribed and results are: Turbid appearance WBC - 560 cells/µL Glucose - 20 mg/dL Protein - 510 mg/dL Other diagnostic test results CT scan identified no obstruction to flow of CSF Define the key terms below: * Meningitis - see pgs. 1451 – 1455 in Lewis (8th edition) Critical Thinking Questions: 1. Define meningitis?
Hypothetical Working Agreement BSHS/322 Melissa BBBBB 07/04/2012 Silvia Gerges Freydia is a 27-year-old mother who has been using crack cocaine for 4 years. Her children, ages 7 and 9, have been removed from her care by Child Protective Services and are currently living with her mother. Freydia comes to the drug program saying, “I want to get my children back.” This is something wonderful to “want”. If Freydia is willing to do “whatever it takes”, getting recovery and staying sober a great and attainable goal. Although first and foremost is helping the client understands her rights to confidentiality, and have her sign required paperwork.
Crank Author: Ellen Hopkins “Crank” is a book written by Ellen Hopkins which retells the story of her daughter's troubles with drug addiction. Although the story is based on some true events most of the story was over dramatized. In this book the author goes in great detail about the young girls life dealing with addiction, rape and unwanted pregnancy resulting from the rape. The main characters name is Kristina Snow. Her parents divorced when she was young and she now lives with her mother and step father.
Psychoanalytical Perspective: Andrea Yates was academically successful in her early life. She was bulimic and depressed in her teenage years and had even talked to a friend about committing suicide. Before meeting Rusty, Andrea was just overcoming a broken relationship which would have left her vulnerable at the time. She moved in with Rusty and they got married a short time afterward. They both planned to have as many possible kids nature would allow.
“From then on it was like a twenty here, a forty there. After a couple months I moved up to twenties and forties every day.” The twenties and forties that Woody refers to are the milligrams of oxycodone contained within the prescription pills she would buy. Many heroin addicts start their road to addiction with pills. “When I was a year deep, trying to sustain an OxyContin addiction was not feasible, that’s how I started on ‘H’,” says Woody. The deaths from overdose in New Mexico hit close to home for Woody.
Cherie Johnson ADS-115 History: The Client is a 30 year old white female. The client’s current education level is High School diploma and is unemployed. The Client started using Meth when she was 14 years old, The client has tried alcohol, marijuana, LSD, cocaine, but did not like them as much as Meth . Meth is the clients Drug of choice. The client reports that over her time using that she needs more Meth each time she uses to reach the high she needs to feel well again.
This movie tells the story of Chris Sizemore, a real-life woman diagnosed with DID. She was thought to develop the disorder in reaction to witnessing several terrible accidents at a young age. The movie describes three personalities that were successfully merged or integrated into one within one year. More accurately, the person depicted in that movie reportedly had to contend with over twenty personalities that took more than forty-five years in order to be able to coexist in a functional way with society. This is of course a depiction of a severe case of this disorder; there are many diagnosed cases not nearly so severe, but they can still be very traumatizing in their effects on the individuals attempt to live a normal life in